My First Build - 12' 40" Meyers Jon Boat (updated 5/24/2010)

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Post by alanbird_87 » 12 Apr 2010, 18:06

Great job on the paint man. I've started sanding mine Thursday of last week but have posted any pics yet. I should have them up shortly, and check mine out sometime.

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Post by Froggy » 13 Apr 2010, 13:58

Thats one of the better steelflex aplications I have seen, very nice . You did this alone?

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Post by WhiteMoose » 13 Apr 2010, 14:08

Great job on the steelflex there. It makes me wish I had a 2nd chance to do mine.

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Post by Troutman3000 » 13 Apr 2010, 14:48

Froggy wrote:Thats one of the better steelflex aplications I have seen, very nice . You did this alone?

Yes - I used a 4 inch foam roller in 2 cup applications. I mixed the steelflex, poured it in a painters pan and then rolled it on like paint. It worked great until it got cold. There are a few imperfections in it, but you cant see them unless you really look. I just cant believe how solid the finish is, its like having a plastic glove on your boat. I would use this stuff on any Jon I bought, especially one that has smoe leaky rivets a what not.

Thanks for the compliments.

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Post by Troutman3000 » 13 Apr 2010, 15:05

alanbird_87 wrote:Great job on the paint man. I've started sanding mine Thursday of last week but have posted any pics yet. I should have them up shortly, and check mine out sometime.
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Thanks - I'll check yours out.....

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Post by Troutman3000 » 14 Apr 2010, 07:17

Here are some pics of the transom and rear deck with the seat bases and grommets installed.

The last pictures or of the bow mounted trolling motor. That thing aint going no where.

I still have to wire wheel the gunnels to get the steelflex off and touch up some paint on the transom. Its not polished yet but its almost ready to be fished out of.

I also applied some jb water weld to the end of the alluminum supports to seal everything. I must have used a whole tube of 5200 on the transom alone. SHould be water tight for a few years.......
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Post by perchin » 14 Apr 2010, 08:47

Looking good.... I will be steelflexing mine hopefully this weekend, If the weather is bad Its going down in the basement or in the garage with a heater. Question did the rolloers you found and used say high density on their package? I can find foam roller but not that say high density. Of course I have not checked with HD yet either. That bow mount looks good and clean, Your next pictures will be of you holding up a trophy in that thing. :mrgreen:

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Post by Troutman3000 » 14 Apr 2010, 10:19

perchin wrote:Looking good.... I will be steelflexing mine hopefully this weekend, If the weather is bad Its going down in the basement or in the garage with a heater. Question did the rolloers you found and used say high density on their package? I can find foam roller but not that say high density. Of course I have not checked with HD yet either. That bow mount looks good and clean, Your next pictures will be of you holding up a trophy in that thing. :mrgreen:

Yes high density is what you want. Your gonna need 2 of the five packs. I didnt like the ones wal-mart sold, I prefer the ones from the Depot.


YEAH - CANT WAIT FOR THAT LUNKER! :LOL2:

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Post by Troutman3000 » 15 Apr 2010, 23:27

Took her out again and not a drop of water in the boat. Furthermore, the motor almost put my in the drink. I couldnt figure out how to urn it off of fast mode so I did circles for a while. :shock:

Once I got the hang of it I did just fine. I didnt catch any fish but I had a good time. It felt good to see the fruits of your labor.

I didnt get a lot of finished pics yet but we are going camping and fishing this weekend so Ill snap some more then.
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Post by Troutman3000 » 16 Apr 2010, 06:26

Taking her to Allatoona this weekend. Hope I can catch some lunkers.

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Post by WhiteMoose » 16 Apr 2010, 09:29

Greeat job. Looking forward to some fish pictures too.

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Post by Brine » 16 Apr 2010, 09:30

Looks great Troutman. Be careful out on the Toona. I'm sure the lake will be packed this weekend, and jon boats don't get much love on the big lakes.

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Post by Troutman3000 » 20 Apr 2010, 12:47

Brine wrote:Looks great Troutman. Be careful out on the Toona. I'm sure the lake will be packed this weekend, and jon boats don't get much love on the big lakes.


Thanks Guys!


It really wasnt that bad Brine. I stayed near our campsite which had plenty of different structure to fish. Whenever I saw a Giant wake coming I just turned towards it and rode it out. It really wasnt that scary. I have been swamped before at Weiss and we went to the bottom. Had to dive for 3 hours to get all of our stuff.
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Post by Troutman3000 » 20 Apr 2010, 12:56

No keeper bass but here are a few of the Crappie we caught. Not the biggest but fish none the less. Never had fished Allatoona before so it was more of a learning expirience.

I plan on taking a plenty of pictures of the finished product later so I can document the start to finish. I still need to cut the front seat out, but I think I may have lost my motivation for now.
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Post by perchin » 20 Apr 2010, 13:52

So..... Did you use the livewell, or just throw em in a bucket? :)

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